I want to use the 5 star german chocolate cake recipe here on CC but I can not get German Chocolate squares anywhere. Is their a substitution, can I use semi-sweet?
hersheys special dark is a good substitute for bakers german chocolate
Isn't German Chocolate a very mild chocolate? You could use semi-sweet or another dark chocolate, but I'd worry that it might be too strong. I'd probably substitute a milk chocolate. It just depends on what flavor your going for. On the other hand....anything made with chocolate (it doesn't matter what kind) has to be wonderful!!
special dark is sweeter than semi sweet, so it does a good job of substituting. We use it all the time in German Chocolate cake